LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A crash left a pedestrian dead and caused a west Las Vegas valley road to close Friday night, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Around 7:45 p.m., Las Vegas officers responded to the crash involving an unidentified person at the intersection of Charleston Boulevard and Rockaway Street, near Rainbow Boulevard.
According to evidence and witness testimony, police said the person crossing Charleston Boulevard outside a marked crosswalk was struck by a 2017 Nissan Altima traveling westbound.
Emergency medical technicians were unable to save the person who was struck by the vehicle, and the unidentified victim was pronounced dead. The Nissan driver remained at the scene of the crash and, according to police, showed no sign of impairment.
The individual’s death becomes the 100th traffic-related fatality of 2023 in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction. The crash remains under investigation by police.
Charleston Boulevard was closed in both directions Friday night in the area surrounding the crash, police said.